Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer suspended for 3 games

Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer suspended for 3 games

Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer suspended for 3 games

Athletic Director Gene Smith was also suspended without pay, until September 16, for his role in this mess. Meyer told reporters then that he had only just received information about the 2015 accusations and admitted he knew of a 2009 incident involving Zach Smith. That news has become less surprising since Ohio State's full report on the investigation has been released.

Smith was sacked on July 23.

Urban Meyer's response, according to the report, was to ponder a question with Voltolini: How could the coach adjust the settings on his phone so that text messages older than one year would be deleted?

Zach Smith - the grandson of late Ohio State coach and Meyer mentor Earle Bruce - has never been criminally charged or convicted of abuse.

So it should be no surprise when confronted with allegations Zach Smith physically assaulted his wife in 2015, Meyer merely scolded Smith and threatened to fire him if Meyer found out he hit Courtney Smith.

The report also exposed even more allegations against Zach Smith, including racking up huge bills at strip clubs while hosting high school coaches during recruitment trips.

Meyer was placed on administrative leave and the investigation was announced August 1. I did not know everything about Zach Smith, what Zach Smith was doing and I am pleased that the report made this very clear.

In 2016, Meyer advised Zach Smith to enter drug rehab, and he did for addiction to "a stimulant prescription drug used to treat ADHD". I was just dumbstruck by that. Hillary Clinton likewise told FBI investigators 40 times she "couldn't recall" something, while aide Huma Abedin fretted that she was "often confused".

Meyer, who apologized for what happened during a news conference Wednesday, will not be on the sideline for games against Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU.

Meyer is one of the most accomplished coaches in college football history, with three national championships and a 177-31 record in 16 seasons at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State, the team he grew up rooting for in Northeast Ohio.

Question: If Meyer can perfectly remember what play to call in front of 100,000 screaming fans on fourth-and-3 against MI in the Big House then why can't he remember specifics regarding domestic abuse charges and other potential crimes against Zach Smith?

Zach Smith told ESPN in a statement that he was sacked due to "media uproar" and that he didn't think he "deserved it".

In light of the investigation's identification of multiple examples of inappropriate conduct by Zach Smith while employed as an assistant football coach, Meyer and Gene Smith went too far in allowing him to remain as an employee in the face of that misconduct.

"We believe clearly that Urban Meyer did not and does not condone domestic abuse", said Drake.

While Meyer apologized to "Buckeye Nation" on at least three occasions - and apologized for the situation everyone found themselves in - he never apologized to Courtney Smith even as he was afforded the opportunity to do so by at least one reporter who mentioned her by name.

Bogard says he believes the three-game suspension handed down to OSU head football coach Urban Meyer is fair. She has accused her former husband of abuse, including domestic violence in 2009 and 2015. Those text messages show Shelley Meyer saying she was afraid of Zach Smith. Mine, and many others answer is a resounding no. He will remain the team's interim coach while Meyer serves his suspension. Ohio State was voted No. 5 in the Associated Press preseason poll.

Some had called for Meyer to be fired after McMurphy's intial report. Between Meyer and the Buckeyes and D.J. Durkin's issue with the Maryland Terrapins, recent coaching scandals will have a huge impact on the early season for the Horns.

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